Post Date: February 24th, 2012

Are you ready to compete?

Heritage College gets it. They recognize their students need more than good grades to land a job in today’s competitive job market. They require skills and abilities to secure work in their chosen fields. Fresh out of school their first job will be to find a job and unless they are properly prepared to enter […]

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Post Date: February 17th, 2012

Online Tools for Organizing Your Job Search

This week I welcome back Janet Barclay of Organized Assistant.  This is Janet’s second of four contributions and we welcome her expertise in helping us organize job search.   If you’re looking for a new job, you will want to go about it in an organized fashion. Keeping track of the applications you’ve made will make it easier […]

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Post Date: February 3rd, 2012

Are you ready to get to work?

A client recently wrote to me: “I am ready to take a more active role in changing my career. I am not excited by my work and want to make the right change. I don’t have a resume ‘ready’ to go, so I am not applying to positions I am interested in.  I keep saying I’ll find the […]

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Post Date: January 27th, 2012

Getting Promoted within the Federal Government

This morning I welcome a guest blogger who wishes to remain anonymous, and who has generously offered to share her experience working within the federal government to secure a promotion. I had the opportunity to compete for a coveted international Public Relations position within my government organization.  The position only comes available once every three years […]

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Post Date: January 20th, 2012

You are a savvy investor, right?

image creator (moomsabuy) You likely conduct considerable research before you make large purchases like a car or a home, right? You do the same when investing in stocks, bonds, and other items contained in your investment portfolio, right? You may even protect these assets with insurance. So here is a question for you: How much […]

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Post Date: January 17th, 2012

Sharing great content…How did you do that?

A friend recently sent me an email asking me how I share great content almost every morning using twitter, facebook, and linkedin.  “Just curious since you do so many good discussions to links every day. How do you go about posting them (without spending too much time) Do you click in a certain place in […]

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Post Date: January 13th, 2012

Paper-based Tools for Organizing Your Job Search

My special guest today is Janet Barclay of Organized Assistant.  Janet has a knack for seeing clarity in complexity, so late last year I invited her to share her expertise with my readers in a four-part series. These days, people use technology for everything from meal planning to shopping for a new home, but sometimes […]

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Post Date: December 30th, 2011

Some advice is timeless.

Two years ago this week I was invited by radio personality / television host Chris Lawrence to talk about making changes in ones career. As you listen to the clip, recognize that you can take the necessary steps to get yourself out of a job or a career that is not satisfying to you. New Year’s (2009) interview […]

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Post Date: December 19th, 2011

How to Handle The “Unemployment” Question During the Holidays

“Hey, I heard you lost your job…how’s that going?” “So, are you working yet?”  “What ARE you up to these days?” If you are faced with unemployment this holiday season, chances are good you are being bombarded with annoying, often frustrating questions like these from the people around you. Being unemployed is bad enough, but […]

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Post Date: December 16th, 2011

Focus.

It can be difficult to focus this time of year. Between the holiday get-togethers, family engagements, shopping, wrapping, baking, and all the other events that we enjoy, there isn’t a lot of time carved out to focus on our careers. In fact, thinking about your career is likely the last thing you have on your […]

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